Our nurse team performs a hugely important role for your pets and is a key part of the Veterinary Hospital team, whether performing roles as Registered Veterinary Nurses, Student Veterinary Nurses or as animal nursing assistants. Here are just some of those duties for which they are responsible:
A Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) is regulated by the RCVS and is bound by a strict code of professional conduct.
An RVN must complete a minimum amount of 45 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) over 3 years.
Our RVN team wears a bottle green uniform, while our Student Veterinary Nurses wear stripes.
Our animal nursing assistants wear blue. Our current RVNs have 42 years of qualified experience between them
We are a training practice for Student Nurses
Our Student Nurses attend college every week ensuring practical experience is underpinned with theoretical learning
In addition, every Student Nurse has a RVN clinical coach to mentor and assist their progress
Our Students benefit from seeing a wide and varied caseload across our 3 locations
Dedicated study time is provided while at work for students to work through modules towards exams
After passing final exams, nurses must register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - it takes a minimum of two years for a student to qualify
Our current students are Alex W and Alice; Sophie and Alex T also begin college later this year and so we will have four students in the team